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October 24, 2005

Columbia 300 Down In Rocky Mountains

A Columbia 300 (file photo, below) is confirmed down, with two POB fatal, near Steamboat Springs, CO, after a Saturday evening accident.

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Civil Air Patrol Members Respond To 2005 Hurricane Disasters

By Lt. Col. Thomas L. Traver, CAP, and 1st Lt. Arthur E. Woodgate, CAP One of the basic principles of disaster preparedness is planning for the worst and hoping for the best. When the triple whammy of hurricanes Katrina and Rita -- two of the most powerful storms on record -- and Ophelia slammed into this country's Gulf Coast and Atlantic seaboard respectively within a mere four weeks of each other, that principle was put to the ultimate test when the Civil Air Patrol, along with other federal, state and local disaster-response agencies, responded in the wake of these devastating storms.

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Naval Aircraft Score A Big Victory

Tomcats Destroy Insurgent IED Facility

Aircraft from the carrier US Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) have reportedly destroyed a known Improvised Explosive Device (IED) production facility northeast of Baghdad, scoring a major victory against insurgents who use the deadly weapons against US and coalition forces on the ground in Iraq.

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Hard Landing for 'Liberty Girl' in Japan

By ANN Contributor Daniel Ford Maurice Kirk, the 60-year-old British veterinarian flying his Piper Cub around the world, was hospitalized in Japan on Friday after a forced landing near the historic city of Kanazawa. His 1943 L-4 -- a liaison version of the Cub built for the U.S. Army -- was badly damaged in the landing.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Cast: The UK's Patrick 'Paddy' Casey

Whether you're a global CEO in the market for the latest Gulfstream, or merely a C172-jockey with significantly higher aspirations -- or a penchant for dreaming big -- World Aircraft Sales magazine, a staple in finer FBOs both in the states and across the pond, has probably found its way into your flight bag at least once.

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Air Force One Exhibit Opens At Reagan Museum

"It's An Aircraft As Big As The Man Himself"

In a touching homecoming Friday, former first lady Nancy Reagan stepped aboard the airplane that had ferried her and her husband across the world during the eight years of Ronald Reagan's presidency. It was the first time she had been onboard the airplane in over 16 years.

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Blown Away! Ground Crew Employee Caught In Jetwash At SAT

Injured After Taxiing 727 Misses Turnoff, Blasts Hangars

The FAA and NTSB are investigating following an incident Saturday night where an employee working near a hangar at San Antonio International Airport (SAT) was injured after he was caught in the jetwash of a chartered 727 that swung in too close after missing a ground turnoff.

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Anyone See Part of My Wing?

When You Absolutely, Positively, Lose A Piece Of Your Wing...

It's gotta be REALLY disconcerting to land, do a post-flight inspection, look out at one's wing and see a five foot piece AWOL. But -- all's well that lands well...

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CASA AWB: Pacific Scientific Shoulder Harness Retraction Reels

AWB 25-008 Issue: 1  Date: 21 October 2005

1. Applicability Pacific Scientific Inertial reels, identified in Pacific Scientific Alert Service Bulletin A25-1124A, fitted to a wide range of aeroplanes and helicopters including transport category and various light aircraft.

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KSC Battens Down The Hatches

Space Center Closed Monday Due To Storm

NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Titusville, FL will be closed Monday to all business and operations in anticipation of the threat caused by Hurricane Wilma. The storm is expected to make landfall along the southwestern coast of Florida by Monday morning as a strong Category 2 storm, although it should weaken to a Category 1 by the time it reaches the eastern portion of the state.

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Nigeria Now Says All Passengers Aboard Bellview B737 Perished

Contradicts Earlier Reports Of As Many As 50 Survivors

The Nigerian government has released a statement retracting earlier reports of survivors of the Saturday night accident involving a Bellview Airlines B737-200 that went down after takeoff in an electrical storm. Officials now state all 117 passengers, including one American, onboard the doomed airliner died.

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NASA May Need To Lose Workers To Save ISS

One Small Step For Unemployment?

It would appear NASA does not have enough money to complete construction on the International Space Station -- and if the agency cannot get additional funding cleared, it is looking to trimming an already thinned-out schedule of shuttle flights, as well as staffing cuts, to get the job done.

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More Skystar Bankruptcy Woes: Rotax NOT Holding Any Skystar Engine Deposits

As A Matter Of Fact, Skystar Owes Rotax $24k... NOT Listed In BK Docs!

The questions continue to mount in the wake of Skystar's tragic Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing -- especially in regards to engine orders and the payments/deposits a growing number of customers claim to have made for them.

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Klyde Morris 10.24.05

Klyde Readies For Zero-G!

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Robinson Intro's Moving Map for R44 Police Helo

A new GPS moving map system is now available for the R44 Raven II Police Helicopter. To create the system Robinson combined software designed by Greg Taylor of Flight Management Systems with existing R44 hardware.

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Gone West: Chalmers 'Slick' Goodlin

World-Renowned Aviator And Bell X-1 Test Pilot

The aviation community has lost another pioneering spirit, the hearty and largely self-taught Chalmers H. Goodlin -- known by many by the nickname "Slick" given to him in his teens. Aero-News has learned Goodlin died at his West Palm Beach, FL home on October 20 of cancer. He was 82.

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Embraer Delivers 100th E-Jet

Embraer has delivered its 100th E-Jet, an EMBRAER 175 belonging to Air Canada, which has already placed nine jets of this model in scheduled passenger service.

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ANN Free Classifieds Featured Ad: Zenair CH-701

For Sale: Zenair CH-701

106TT, Warp Drive 3 blade, 912-UL/S, Garmin196, Comm, TPX, Elec TC, Vac AI, carb balance inst, compression tester, extra prop blades, tow bar, and much more. Exterior Quality: 9, Interior Quality: 8 Used, will sell for $49,000.00

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (10.24.05)

"The most important thing for people to do is follow the advice of local emergency workers. We are advising people to prepare for a Category 3." Source: Ed Rappaport, deputy director at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, in a televised news conference advising Florida residents to brace for Monday morning's expected arrival of Hurricane Wilma.

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Florida Waits For Wilma

Keys Evacuated, RSW Closed As Southern Florida Braces For Storm

Hurricane Wilma -- which, barring a sudden and unexpected shift in direction, will be the seventh hurricane to hit Florida in the last 14 months -- is barrelling towards the southwestern coast of the state, and is expected to make landfall around 8 am Monday as a strong Category 2 or 3 storm.

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NOTAM: 5/9711 Issued: 10/23/2005 19:50 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: UT Facility: ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT. Type: HAZARDS Description: 4 MILES EAST OF MORGAN UTAH

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